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fascinating insight into forgotten people and realms,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lost Heart of Asia (Paperback)
A voyage of discovery among the peoples and countries of the central Asian former Soviet republics. A revealing insight into historic but little known cultures and with amazing contrasts to Western ways of life and ideals. A poignant collection of encounters with residents who are torn between the formerly surpressed Islamic heritage and the legacy of their Soviet rule. Both informative and emotive.